Archive for April, 2012

Sector ETF Trading Takes Off

April 25, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

The exchange-traded fund most used by hedge funds and other traders tracks a broad-based (more…)

Funds Sell Delphi, Price Moves

April 24, 2012

Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive became a distressed trade for certain hedge funds when it went bankrupt several years ago. It emerged streamlined from bankruptcy and in November had an initial public offering. Some of the large (more…)

DE Shaw Prevails in Fee Competition

April 18, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

For many years, hedge fund investors were willing to pay 2/20 or even higher fees to established managers with good track records. New or small funds could be less expensive, but typically not the known names. That appears to be changing. (more…)

BlueTrend Among Disappointing Quants

April 17, 2012

Futures traders have on the whole not fared well in (more…)

Cost Focus as Barbell Portfolios Spread

April 12, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

The idea of combining index investments with skilled (more…)

Blackstone High-Yield Public Venture

April 10, 2012

Investors seeking yield in junk bonds will have another option. GSO, the $37 billion credit manager (more…)

Market Beats Hedge Fund; Now What?

April 3, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

Last year hedge funds on the whole did not perform well. Nevertheless, investors appear to (more…)